| Season 1, episode # 18|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||February 13, 1973|
|Production code||118 (1x18)|
|Teleplay by:||Budd Grossman|
|Story by:||Alan J. Levitt|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:||John Amos|
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Florida arrives at Maude's in a bad mood. She tells Maude that her husband wants her to quit her job, but she does not want to.
Florida is backed into a corner by her chauvinistic husband, Henry (John Amos), who has picked up a second job and gives her an ultimatum to quit her housekeeping job at the Findlays home. Soon it begins to cause problems for Maude and Walter as Walter takes Henry's side and Maude takes Florida's.
Did You Know?
- Although Bea Arthur, in real life, was a heavy smoker, this was the only time where she was shown smoking on air.
- This the first appearance of John Amos as Florida's husband Henry Evans. When the spin-off Good Times debuted two years later, his name was changed to James Evans Sr. and his father's name was Henry Evans.
- Sanford and Son (NBC-TV series) - Is mentioned by Maude.
- Henry Evans (Floria's husband): I'm coming back at 9:00, and I mean 9:00 WPT.
- Maude: Florida, what's "WPT"?
- Florida Evans: White People Time. If he didn't mean 9:00 sharp he would have said CPT. That's Colored People Time. Which means 'shuffle on in when you feel like it'.
- Maude: Of all the male chauvinist pigs. I mean, he's something straight out of the dark ages. Nothing racial intended.
- Florida: [to her husband, Henry] Now, you hurt because of your pride, and I love you for that. But I also resent you for not being just as proud of me as I am of you.
- Henry: I am proud of you Florida, its just that I don't want you to be a maid no more.
- Florida: Them two don't go together Henry. Your mother was a maid. That's how your brothers got through school and you got to be a fireman. My grandmother was a maid, that's how my daddy got a little schoolin'. There are a lot of women, Henry, on both sides of my family, who worked all their lives in white kitchens so their kids could get some of the things they should have. You want to be proud of something Henry? You be proud of them, because they was all black women and I tell you there ain't never been a better woman than that.
- Soundtrack Credits
- And Then There's Maude (series theme song) - Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, performed by Donny Hathaway
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Adrienne Barbeau
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Esther Rolle as Florida Evans